BEST WAYS TO WASTE YOUR TIME


After yesterday's post I realized that so many of you have never watched or heard (gasp!) of Downton Abbey before. And it dawned on me, what are other of my favorite things that you may be missing out on. So I compiled a short list of television shows that I could spend hours in a day watching if I could. So in no particular order ...

1. Big Bang Theory. Many of you commented on this show in the last post. Trust me, I'm all on board the Penny, Leonard train. This is one show I could re-watch over and over again. In fact, I may have seen every episode at least 4 times. Bazinga.
2. Catfish: The TV Show. This MTV phenomena is my guilty pleasure. It's one of those train-wrecks that you can't look away from as people meet their online loves in person for the first time. Needless to say, men pretending to be women, women pretending to be transgender, the list goes on. If you're all for suspense and awkward moments this show is right up your alley.
3. Modern Family. This is one show the mister and I refuse to ever miss. Phil and Cameron are by far our favorite characters. But they all hold a special place in our hearts.
4. The Vampire Diaries. This show. All I can say is, WHY Elena. Team Stefan all the way!!
5. Downton Abbey. I don't typically go for masterpiece theatre but during first season this show just started getting so much hype I thought, why not? I watched the first episode and thought it was nothing special. Come the second episode I was hooked. And Sunday's episode? Don't even get me started, bawling! Trust me on this one, watch it.
6. Face Off. I'm not sure how Eric and I found this show but I'm glad we did. It's like Project Runway but for special-effects make-up. It's incredible the things that they can come up with.

Any show that you watch religiously? Let me know in the comments below. 

112 comments:

  1. Suits! Oh my goodness, that show, Harvey Specter, gets me every time. It's one of those shows you can watch an episode again and still feel like you're watching it for the first time. And gah, I need to start watching modern family :)

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  2. Big bang theory and vampire diaries are the bestest! Not sure what the other 3 are though so they may be awesome too? xx

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  3. I am totally obsessed with Vampire Diaries too. Also a fan of Pretty Little Liars, so addictive x

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  4. Will watch one of these when I'm free! face off sounds like a fun and interesting reality show ;)

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  5. I love the Big Bang Theory and I'm obsessed with Downton! I watched it when only the first season was out on netflix and been hooked ever since.
    I also love watching reruns of How I Met Your Mother and Parks and Rec. :)

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  6. I've never heard of number 2,4 and 6 - however living in Ireland we're ahead of the US with Downtown series....BUT I dont watch it!!!

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  7. Hey, thanks for this! I'm currently craving some new tv-addiction do this will come in handy :).

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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  8. so sad downton abbey is done. can't wait for the new season. and i've read a spoiler and i hate it. good thing i didn't read nothing but the title of it.
    don't know if it's your thing but you could try Parenthood, the series ended this year though, there are 4 seasons.
    or for a comedy Don't trust the bitch in apartment 23, known shortly for Apartment 23.

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  9. i'm all for team Delena! her and damon were made for each other hehe

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  10. Love Downtown Abbey!

    Valeria.
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  11. love so many of these--definitely a good way to pass time :)

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  12. Downton Abbey, Grey's Anatomy, REVENGE and the list goes on!!!

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  13. Vampire Diaries!!!!!!!!! omg


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  14. Actually the only of these shows I watch is Downton Abby it is great to see so many people watching Masteriece Theatre but this weeks Downton Abby was so sad it was the first thing I said toy boss

    Ali of

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  15. I can't get enough of Catfish, either! I even wrote a blog post about it a few weeks ago. The documentary was amazing, and the TV show is so addicting!

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  16. I adore The Big Bang Theory and The Vampire Diaries! I do watch Revenge, The Big Fat Diary and The Dawson's Creek all the time <3

    xx
    The Young Bridget Jones

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  17. Love the title.... best ways to waste your time!

    And haven't heard of three of the shows here - downtown abbey, catfish and face off.

    But big fan of the rest.... so we would try out !!

    Much Love
    The Heiress Blog

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  18. I need to check out that Faceoff and Catfish series! I truly adore Modern family(oh Phil is so so sexy ha ha), The Big bang theory, how i met your mother and New girl!

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  19. How I Met Your Mother... Absolutely amazing.

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  20. Oh yes I agree on Downton Abbey!

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  21. Can we just talk about The Mindy Project for a second? THE BEST. Also...Sybil ;___________;

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  22. Bazinga! My husband and I love the Big Bang Theory :)

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  23. I just love Downton Abbey! Besides that, I don't really want many tv shows. My older main go to was Mad Men and American Horror Story.

    Lindsey Louise
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  24. Catfish is a total guilty pleasure of mine––even thought it kind of freaks me out to no end. I'm still working my way through Downton Abbey (I'm not caught up yet), but I heard this past week's episode was heart breaking!

    Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  25. Ok I think Big Bang is so hilarious! I don't really watch television so i don't see it or Modern Family often but when I do watch I laugh. My girlfriend Sidra got me watching Vampire Diaries and though it is dumb and Jason hates it I can never really turn it off. So when my Netflix updates with a new season that sucks way my entire life for a day. Merlin does this too!

    Chao
    Poppie
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  26. I wish Phil Dunphy was a real person, he's my favorite.

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  27. love love love modern family. i've never seen catfish the show but i just watched the documentary and am a little obsessed with it now! xo

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  28. Oh, man! I love to watch Catfish, though sometimes I wonder how real it is.

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  29. The Big Bang Theory is one of my favorites too!!! Sheldon is hilarious!

    Ellie | Ellalogy 

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  30. I'm a sucker for all of this. I could (and have) watch Vampire Diaries all day and be perfectly content.

    xo Emily Beth

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  31. I looooove watching Modern Family - so hysterical! And I want to start Downton Abbey, but I know I'll get obsessed and I'm already obsessed with too many things, ha! :)

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  32. Downton Abbey is the only TV show I watch--looooove it! And yes, totally cried during Sunday's episode too. Even my hubby cried!

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  33. We LOVE Catfish. It seriously is a train wreck.
    And I LOOOOVVE Vampire Diaries! I'm kind of on the fence between team Damon and team Stefan. I'm swaying towards Damon though.... :)

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  34. I'm with you girl... Catfish is so the bizzz-nazz!! Love to watch it unfold and love that Nev actually provides an opportunity to talk with thier "lovers" after and explain the other point of view!

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  35. Castle and Revenge. I've been wanting to see Abbey, but have yet to watch it. I know I'd be instantly obsessed so that's probably why I've been so hesitant.

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  36. LOVE love catfish, that show surprises me everytime, also love big bang theory, can't get enough of sheldon.

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  37. I am an obsessive TV watcher; my husband and I can easily start and finish a premiere season of a new show in a weekend because we're that into it. (Probably not a healthy habit, but oh well). I LOVE Modern Family and Mad Men (Current on-air shows), but my favorite thing is to discover "new" old shows that have been on for a few seasons first. I have to know what happened in the beginning :)

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  38. Catfish is such a good guilty pleasure!

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  39. Bones! Every new episode, rerun...I stop to watch it. Heck, they're running reruns as I type this comment, and yes, I am watching them. LOL

    I also watch New Girl, Raising Hope, TrueBlood, Game of Thones, House reruns, Hell's Kitchen/Kitchen Nightmares, Mythbusters.

    ....Yeah I watch a lot of TV. ;)

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  40. LOVE Catfish... well actually I love Nev Schulman :-) and I think Modern Family is just about the best thing on television right now. We also really like New Girl, Dallas, and Chicago Fire.

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  41. Oh gosh. I'm just waiting for my shows to come back! And then...half of them are ending for good. Sad. Breaking Bad, Mad Men, The Walking Dead...Game of Thrones, Homeland. And The Newsroom.

    But I love Modern Family and Downton! Is it horrible that I haven't watched the 3rd season yet???

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  42. I love Big Bang Theory. It's so hilarious! And I love Vampire Diaries... but I am totally team Damon. Don't hate me! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  43. The Walking Dead and American Horror Story are my favorites! I definitely recommend them. :)

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  44. That 'Downton' ep. was really sad but the season is SO good - just wait though! There's more. :O Glad you decided to try it, TJ!

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  45. So glad you watch 1,3,4, and 5. They are some of my GUILTIEST pleasures. But add on Cake Boss and we are golden!

    xoxo
    Liesl

    woodsy-soiree.blogspot.com

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  46. We actually don't have a television. So we download anythning we watch and our favorite things are usually from the BBC or "I TV," not to be confused with "i" as in the Apple products. I TV is the BBC's competitor and Downton is aired through I TV not BBC, ya know in case you wanted to know that?? :)

    So, you mentioned that you were not normally a huge Masterpiece fan...we totally are so here are some suggestions if you ever want to view something with incredible acting and great story lines.

    1. Lark Rise to Candleford.
    2. The Foresyte Saga.
    3. Upstairs, Downstairs. (There is an old version and new. We've watched both. The new version ran for two seasons as it was playing against Downton and couldn't keep up. But, it has a similar feel to Downton. We liked it.)
    4. Little Dorrit
    5. The Paradise...This show is the bomb. I love it so much. It has such a unique premise. It's about the man who built the first indoor department store. It's awesome!!!!

    I'll spare you the others for now. But, there is more if you are interested... :) Take care,

    Shauna

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  47. I still haven't been able to get into Downtown Abby. Is something wrong with me :)

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  48. This huge craze over Downton Abbey and I still haven't seen it! I need to hop on this train.

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  49. I love Modern Family and Vampire Diaries!

    Sheree
    thehartungs.blogspot.ca

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  50. love TBBT but my favourite is Modern Family! we were watching the show the other day and the baby was sleeping, the husband laughed so loud that he woke him up and he said "I'm sorry but it was worth it" hahaha...of course it was Cameron's fault

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  51. big bang theory and the vampire diaries? YES!!!!!!!!

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  52. I am a loyal follower of Downton Abbey, and being British I've never missed it on a Sunday night when it's on! xo

    http://www.jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

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  53. Oh man, my bff is a make up artist and she's going to flip when I tell her about the Faceoff show! I started watching The West Wing on Netflix and I'm addicted to The Golden Girls and Designing Women. The Big Bang Theory is hysterical!!

    xo
    Rachel

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  54. Our favorite show to watch as a family is 'Little House on the Prairie'. I get it from the library and we all love watching it together. There is not a show on T.V. that I am comfortable watching with my kids. Once Upon a time is pretty good, but even so, there are some curse words and themes I'd rather not have them view.

    LHOTP is an oldie but a goodie, the story lines are as relevant today as they were when the show took place in the mid 1800's.

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  55. Omg, Catfish is SO SO addictive. MTV's Buckwild often comes on after it though and then I get sucked into that insane drama. Yikesss.

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  56. Downton Abbey is ridiculously good, we are hooked! Have you seen Catfish the movie?!

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  57. Were into crime dramas here. Mentalist, Good Wife, Suits (obvs, Harvey is so hot). But I have this not-so-secret guilty pleasure that is trashy reality television. If I have access to satellite tv, its all Kardashians, Dr 90210, Giuliana and Bill just to name a few.

    The very best is Downton, though. And Homeland. LOVE Homeland.

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  58. Oh man! You have some good picks! I try to NOT get addicted but I heart two broke girls and the carrie diaries! xx

    Hot Pink Day
    Libi & Lola

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  59. I had NO idea Catfish was a show! I saw the movie and thought it was weird, this must be a train-wreck. I LOVE Modern Family. Ty Burrell gets me everytime, especially with his "phil-osophies" I die. Revenge is my newest guilty pleasure.

    xo, Amy
    itwasloveat.blogspot.com

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  60. I love the big bang theory! I think I've seen the first season about a million times now. Modern family is awesome too. The new show I have been watching lately is Community. It's pretty funny as well!

    Sara
    http://theblondesquad.blogspot.com/

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  61. I love the Big Bang Theory! It is such a funny show. xx. McKenna Lou
    www.lynnandlou.blogspot.com

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  62. I could spend all night watching Big Bang Theory and CatFish!

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  63. YES YES YES to Big Bang Theory, Catfish, and Vampire Diaries!!!! And I'm totally on board the Elijah/Elena train. Not that it's likely. Stefan's whole "you don't know what I look like when I'm not in love with you" oh my goodness melted my heart. I feel for the guy!

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  64. HAHA! So obsessed with Big Bang Theory and Modern Family. :) ... and I REALLY need to get on the Downton Abbey train.

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  65. oh my gosh i am obsessed with catfish, although it is so painfully awkward to watch! and starting to watch downton abbey! ahhh. so many, so little time!

    <3
    Kenzie

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  66. i def want to get on the downton abbey train -- i love parenthood and the new girl :)

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  67. I watch a number of those, but I also watch New Girl and Parenthood regularly, as well as a handful of others occasionally.

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  68. Love all these shows. And also Hart Of Dixie! Jaime King and Rachel Bilson are my faves!

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  69. such great shows! I love Modern family too much.

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  70. Ooh, such good selections! I love Hart of Dixie, The Vampire Diaries (WHAT is Elena doing?!), The Big Bang Theory, and Nashville. I can't keep up with them during the week, so I usually have a mini tv marathon/magazine reading/nail painting day every few weeks. The best!

    Carmen @ Sixth & Olive
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  71. I concur with Downtown Abbey and Modern Family - I HAVE to check out the rest, they sound awesome!

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  72. I love Big Bang Theory and Modern Family. I also watch Vampire Diaries when all the other shows are done for the season.

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  73. Oh man, there's no longer a show I follow religiously, which sucks. I just don't have the discipline anymore. But my boy and I rewatched seasons 1-4 of Dawson's Creek recently on DVD (bwahahah), and I'll watch Friends always, either on TV or DVD...and old school Simpsons. Ooh! And Friday Night Lights. Felicity, too. xo

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  74. Oh, I like the Big Bang Theory and Face off! Super awesome!

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  75. "Suits" is my absolute favourite at the moment! Highly recommend :)

    xx Tatiana
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  76. I Love those TV show but my fave is white collar, once upon a time and suits ^^

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  77. love love love modern family and downton abbey! i'm also addicted to breaking bad and sons of anarchy! plus they're ones my husband actually likes watching with me :)

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  78. who doesn't know about downton abbey?!!! huge gasp! haha my dad is the head of PBS, so we were brainwashed into downton from the start but obviously love it!
    these are all good shows, love modern fam too!
    we just barely got into watching parenthood and like it a lot...same with up all night & new girl!

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    1. What? No way! What other shows has he made you guys watch that you actually ended up liking?

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  79. big bang theory? ABSOLUTELY!

    xoxo, Amy
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  80. I LOVE Modern Family, Vampire Diaries and Downton Abbey!! Such great shows!

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  81. I've heard of everything you featured here, but I actually don't have a TV, so I don't watch a lot of things. :) However, in the past, when I've been at hotels or at other's homes, I'll catch up on certain things. I am a "True Blood" fan, admittedly, and would like to watch "The Vampire Diaries" to compare the two. And I love "Face-Off"! I love anything that involves design and creativity, so this is one of my favorite to kick back and relax to when there is a marathon.

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  82. I love the Big Bang Theory and Modern Family but I haven't ever seen any of the other ones. I've heard a lot about Vampire Diaries and Downton Abbey so I really should check those ones out.

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  84. i have never seen the big bang theory, but hear its hilarious! i will have to start watching it.

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  85. awesome picks. Faceoff is the only one i havent seen. Will search for it! Xx

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  86. Oh wow, Catfish has a TV show!! I need to get on to this!!!

    Thanks for your comment also xo

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  87. WHAT???!! How have I not heard of this Face Off show???? Definitely checking that out.
    Trish

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  88. LOVE THE FACE OFF!
    LOVE YOUR BLOG!

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  89. team stephan all the way!?! i love damon. ok. that's a lie, i love them both.

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  90. these are all great! but i love how i met your mother! marshall and lilly are my favourite.

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  91. oh goodness..i have to STILL start downton abbey and modern family...so behind!

    Off Kelly's Hanger

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  92. Yep, I have a huge weakness for a good pair of shoes :p I have seen all of these shows except Downton Abbey. I'm planning to watch it though! I think you should watch Once Upon A Time ... it's my favorite TV show and it's really good!

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  93. i will maybe check out Catfish and Vampire diaries, Downton RULES!!!

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  94. Oh my goodness! started the first episode of Downton (first season on hulu) and by yesterday I was all caught up! Amazing!! And Modern Fam is one of my husband and I's favorites:) I'll have to check out the rest of your picks out.

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  95. Downton of course, and if you feel like branching out into other Masterpiece shows, then check out Sherlock, MI5, or Doctor Who (if you like a little bit of sci fi). British TV rocks.

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  96. Love Modern Family and I am going to start watching Downtown Abbey, have heard such amazing things.

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  97. I love Downton Abbey! I haven't watched Face Off but I've heard a lot of good things about it! It sounds pretty interesting :)

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  98. Do you love Downtown Abby? I need to start it! I keep hearing about it!

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  99. Love Big Bang, Modern Family, and Downton Abbey!! Bazinga!

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  100. I only watch 2 and 3...LOVE Modern Family!!! LOVE!
    xx
    b

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  101. Shows I adore & completely love to death(note that many of these have been cancelled but I love rewatching old shows): Gilmore Girls - I have seen every episode a gazillion times and I'll be sure to watch them a gazillion more. Friday Night Lights - Possibly one of the best shows ever made. Pushing Daisies. Samantha Who?. Revenge. Harper's Island - Mini murder tv mystery show.

    And I just started watching Drop Dead Diva and it is becoming a new favorite.

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  102. Modern Family is fantastic!! As is Big Bang Theory! I always crack up at both of these shows!

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  103. Okay so I guess I'm wasting my time away because I watch 1, 2, 4, and 5 and I want to watch Modern Family I hear its hilarious.

    xo,
    Cindi
    Breakfast at Cindi’s

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